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Here Be Dragons
The Dragons of Wainhouse Tower Children's Book
143 Tales Publishing
The Dragons of Wainhouse Tower
Suggest suitable print specification, oversee artwork and final book production.
The author, Sarah Stone, made up a bedtime story to tell to her son when he was a baby. She used to whisper it into his ear at night to make him go to sleep.
Sarah decided to write the story down in a notebook with the intention of making it into a book which she could give to her son and family members as a keepsake.
A few years later, Sarah asked her close friend, Sue Cordingley (a local artist), if she could create some illustrations which would accompany the text.
In October 2019, the client contacted Creative Consortium to find out the best way of getting a small quantity of professional looking books produced at a reasonable cost, to fulfil her wish of creating a future keepsake.
Following an initial consultation, the specification for the book was formalised.
This had to take into account the fact that the book needed to be easy for a child to read and robust enough to cope with repeated handling.
It was decided the book would be A4 landscape, using high bulking white cartridge paper for the text pages and heavy uncoated board for the cover. A soft-touch laminate was additionally specified for the outer cover to help prevent scuffing and allow finger marks to be easily wiped off.
For economy, based on the low number of copies (25) required, a high quality digital printing company was chosen (we satisfied ourselves that the printing processes and the technology to be used were of the highest standard). Print-ready artwork was created and checked thoroughly by the client before being supplied to the printer in the required format.
The printing was supervised and turned around within 5 working days.